“Glee” Casts Kathy Griffin as “Sarah Palin-Type”
Today Fox-TV’s award-winning series Glee begins shooting an episode featuring comedian Kathy Griffin as
a character named Tammy Jean, a middle-aged “recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler — a Sarah Palin type.”
I guess Michele Bachmann and Christine O’Donnell aren’t famous–or ambitious–enough to reference in a casting breakdown.
Last year Glee’s creator Ryan Murphy told TV Guide that the show would be adding a Christian character to the glee club:
We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, ‘Oh, look—I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.
However, Griffin’s character is definitely not going to be joining the singing students of New Directions. I wonder if she’ll go up against Sue Sylvester or bond with the maniacal cheerleading coach.